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Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

17.11.2017

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

The fossil fuel divestment movement got a major boost on Thursday when the Norwegian government announced it is considering selling off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks. Norway would become by far the largest entity to join the divestment movement. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund controls about 1.5… »

15.11.2017

Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality

Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality

Australians have decisively voted in favor of marriage equality, prompting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call on Parliament to pass a bill legalizing all marriages countrywide by the end of the year. Nearly 80 percent of Australians voted in the nonbinding national postal survey, with nearly two-thirds approving of marriage… »

11.11.2017

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats made big gains in elections across the U.S. Tuesday, as voters turned against the Republican Party one year after Donald Trump was elected president. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno in the race to replace the deeply unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph… »

07.11.2017

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

In New York City, more than 100 people protested against billionaire Joe Ricketts’s decision to shut down the news outlets Gothamist and DNAinfo, one week after the newsrooms voted to unionize. Emma Whitford: “My name is Emma Whitford. I’ve been—I had been at Gothamist for two-and-a-half years. Yeah, we voted… »

04.11.2017

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & how Trump’s tax plan is Class War against the poor

President Trump and House Republicans have unveiled their long-promised proposal to reform America’s tax code, with Trump calling it a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the American people. Critics say the gift is a tax cut for the richest Americans. We discuss the proposal with economist and former Greek Finance… »

31.10.2017

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Human rights campaigners rallied outside the White House Monday, calling on the Trump administration to release children and their parents from the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania, where families are imprisoned as they seek asylum in the U.S. Protesters with Amnesty International set up cardboard silhouettes of children and… »

19.10.2017

Federal Judge in Maryland Deals Second Blow to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge in Maryland Deals Second Blow to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump’s most recent travel ban, dealing a second blow to Trump’s effort to block citizens from eight countries from entering the United States. In Wednesday’s ruling, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang said President Trump’s own words convinced the judge that… »

18.10.2017

Federal Judge Halts Most of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge Halts Most of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s latest version of a travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who previously blocked plans by the administration to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations, ruled the latest… »

12.10.2017

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

More than 50 U.S. cities—including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas—celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who massacred and enslaved Arawak indigenous people while opening the door to the European colonization of the Americas. In New… »

09.10.2017

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

In the occupied West Bank, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched to the shores of the Jordan River Sunday calling for an end to Jewish-only settlements and for a negotiated peace agreement. This is Israeli citizen Vivian Silver of the group Women Wage Peace. Vivian Silver: “We are organizing… »

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